[Shotwell] Introduction, bad photos path and a suggestion
vivien.didelot at gmail.com
vivien.didelot at gmail.com
Sun Nov 14 16:25:03 PST 2010
I have to say that I am really impressed by your reactivity!
This in addition to the new features planned for the 0.8 release (especially
has definitely converted me to Shotwell!
I'll talk about all that in my blog and around me ;)
By the way, I don't know if it is planned, but it will be nice if the two
points I talked about earlier (#2824 <http://trac.yorba.org/ticket/2824>,
#1942 <http://trac.yorba.org/ticket/1942>) can be applied on already
existing photo files, after a Shotwell update.
I mean an option (or automatically on shotwell start up if it does not take
too much time?) that scans your photo library to verify that all photo files
are in the good path and are well named.
And maybe the same option to write already created tags/events/... to photo
files metadata when this option (#1290 <http://trac.yorba.org/ticket/1290>)
will be available.
So, the already imported files will take advantage of these new features.
(you may understand that my implicite question is: can I start using
Shotwell now or should I wait the next release? :P)
On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 11:29 PM, Adam Dingle <adam at yorba.org> wrote:
> Hello Vivien,
> On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 2:17 PM, vivien.didelot at gmail.com <
> vivien.didelot at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi everybody!
>> I'm having a look at Shotwell and the development seems to be very active,
>> that's pleasant. I've seen that it will be able to import and play videos
>> the next version, that's a very good point.
>> So, I'm almost converted to Shotwell, but there's also two points I don't
>> really like...
> Glad you're almost converted! :)
>> Sorry if the mailing list is not the good way, but that's the only one I
>> found to say that.
> We're always happy to hear from Shotwell users on our mailing list. (You
> can also file bug reports/feature requests directly on our Trac server at
>> - First one, a small issue that need to be fixed:
>> When the date of a photo is changed, the file is not moved to its correct
>> e.g. a photo with a date of 2004/01/01 will be stored in
>> After having change the date to 2007/12/12, the photo will still be in
> This is a reasonable idea. I've created a ticket for this here:
>> - Second one, a suggestion:
>> (as a perfectionnist, I know, that's boring...) I'd like my files to be
>> renamed to 'yyyymmdd-hhmmss.jpg'.
>> Why not adding a rename option to the import dialog? (name format can be
>> in preferences screen or wherever).
> Yes - we're considering this feature for a future Shotwell release. See
> Thanks for the suggestions!
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